We bring together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.

Our Research

We depend on the variety of knowledge and expertise from faculty and departments across the University and beyond to pursue the collaborative goal of using stem cell technology to change the practice of regenerative medicine.

SCI scientists are making progress in finding treatments for spine and brain injury, heart damage, vision loss, diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer, and the need for organ and skin replacement. 


Our Education Programs

The bioscience and medical industries and academic research programs need intelligent, engaged, well-trained talent to fill jobs in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. The Stem Cell Institute prepares students who are ready to meet this need and who are eager to move the next generation of research forward. Learn more about our graduate programs:


Weekly Research Conference

Enhancer Function, Chromosome Folding, and Gene Transcription

Ann Dean, PhD
Section Chief
Gene Regulation and Development Section
Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology
National Institutes of Health, NIDDK
Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
Engineering Neurogenesis for the Adult Brain

Benedikt Berninger, PhD
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, & Neuroscience
Center for Developmental Neurobiology
King's College
London, England, UK

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 4:00pm
Harnessing the Vascular Protective and Lipidation Power of HDL Mimetic Peptides to Defeat Alzheimer's Disease

Ling Li, DVM/PhD
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
University of Minnesota

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 4:00pm